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Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 2:30pm EST
centuries as the lifeblood of the country's timber business. >> if you use elephants, you don't need wider roads, or a car, or a heavy duty machine. >> with their immense strength, these elephants can haul logs with minimal damage to the forest. they have survived wars, and decades of dictatorship. but now, the future of myanmar's timber elephants, and their handlers, is at risk. >> in order to make money, we have to fire some employees. since logging extraction is reduced, they will be fired. >> with the myanmar government drastically reducing timber extraction by 2014, livelihoods are on the line. >> yes, we are suffering because we have been working in this industry for a long time. >> after decades of lost opportunities, today myanmar is racing to catch up. some of the changes sweeping through the country are wrenching, - and will reach far corners. >> i'm nirmal ghosh, on this edition of 101 east, we gain rare access to remote elephant logging camps and ask, "is this is the end of myanmar's timber elephants?" >> for centuries, myanmar's tropical hardwood has been in demand across the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 10:30pm EST
. there was one morning that i remember. they got us - my siblings and me - my younger brother and baby sister up, got us dressed. my brother and i were in the living room. i saw two soldiers march up the driveway, bayonne et cetera up the rifle and saw it flashing. stomped up the porch, banged on the door. my father answered it and they ordered us out of our home. >> when you got older, what did your parents tell you about what had happened? >> i initiated that. i started as a teenager reading history and civics books and i didn't find anything about what i knew to be my childhood imprisonment. after dinner i engaged my father in long and sometimes intense heated conversations about our incarceration. what i remember from those conversations is my father saying that our democracy is a people's democracy, and it can be as great as a people can be, but it's as fallible as people are. >> going forward to washington d.c. you speak to the national press club. you go to one of the monument and someone asks about the government shutdown and you say, "the politicians are whackos." >> i vi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2013 2:30pm EST
don't want us to be like baseball where you got five teams that can win it and 25 teams. >> you know uh-huh. >> when i played the nba, i played 16 years, the celtics won. the lakers won. the pistons won. the rockets won. bulls won and the spurs won. so, it was spread out. even as dominant as the bulls were winning six championships, it still was spread out. 1, 2. the spurs one on for, the rockets won 2. it was spread out. i think it's better for the over all game because these pays pay an exhorn tant amount of money to watch us play. i want them to have hope. the players got a great life. i want the fans to feel like, you know what? if i am going to pay an exsorb tant amount of money, my team has a chance. >> you said you were disappointed in the over all playa in the league it seems as though the personalities of the game have gotten bigger, the overall talent level has gone down. do you agree with that? and how is that affecting the league as a whole? >> it what happened was we started draftingly players too young. we went through a period when er the nba wasn't very good drafting
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
headlines. talk to aljazeera is up next on aljazeera america. >> they he told use it would be fast, cheap and easy, and that's not the case. >> american chef and action visit alice waters said we should return to eating local and seasonal food. >> you know, it's celebrating life. >> the owner of the world renowned restaurant is famous for her pioneering use of organic ingredients. >> we are part of nature. we depend on it. >> for deck caused, she has championed the slow food movement. >> the idea of eating in your car is something just uncivilized. >> alice waters, welcome to talk to aljazeera. >> thank you. >> you have said that food should cost more. explain what did you mean. >> well, i have been running restaurants for 42 years, and i think the success of the restaurant is completely dependent on the ingredients we have. i discovered very early on that these farmers that were local and organic made the restaurant what it is and i wanted to give them the money directly, and so we don't really have a middle man. we go to the farmer and i want to pay him the real price of food. >>
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 1:00am EST
your restaurant. a lot of people may know you only through your restaurant, which used to have all the stars from michelin. it lost a star. what do you make of that and what do you make of the whole rating service of restaurants? >> there hasn't been, certainly any designation for restaurants that are using real food, and i think it's terribly important. i a long time ago, decided that sort of the proof was in the pudding, around rung the restaurant. if people were coming, and that they loved it, that that was good for me. >> when you travel now and you travel a lot, you must certainly see next to you on an airplane or waiting in an airport, somebody eating a bag of oreo cookies or processed salty snacks, what goes through your mind? >> i take my own food on the plane. i always bring my own food. i've taken to bringing some mint with me, and i ask for hot water and put the mint in the hot water. it sends out a scent into the cabin. people ask me questions about what i'm drinking. i love that. i love that idea that i can influence, reach people through an roma. >> that begins the co
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 5:30pm EDT
won. >> it suggests to us that we have exaggerated the advantages of giants and underestimated the advantages of small nimble audacious people with cutting edge technology. right? which to anybody living in the 21st century this reinterpretation should not come as a surprise. >> you have actually giving some time to how this applies to other things. a lot of times when an inferior army has taken up against a superior army they've won. >> if you look historically at combats, there is really fascinating research done by ivan toft, a historian. one time's ten times greater than the other. and you look at in those substancsubstance instances, if merrick attacked canada and canada decided to fight a guerilla warfare, in response, i put my moneys on canada and you and i are canadians. the fact that america is larger and wealthier and has better weapons is an advantage but not nearly as much of afternoon advantage as we think. so if you think of you are canada and invaded by the united states, what weapons would you have? you would have the weapon of anger. you would be willing to fight f
Al Jazeera America
Nov 10, 2013 10:30pm EST
eastern on al jazeera america determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, hate-filled websites targetting all sorts of groups, popping up. there has been a huge number of those that exist as well. >> start with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax cuts... the economy... iran... healthcare... it goes on and on... ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story theses ar
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 10:30pm EST
against shiites. i think it contributed to a greater many, friendly to us that oppose assad but who are the weakest among all the opposition groupings. it became a judgment that was self defeating in my judgment. we are now on a path which perhaps we can work this out by a negotiating process in which in addition to our friends the europeans the russians will also be involved and perhaps up to a point the chinese. and perhaps even we'll talk a little bit about it with the iranians. and that's i think the right way to go. >> does had a mean president assad stays in power? >> that's a very difficult question to answer explicitly. i have no way to speak authorize authoritatively on this. he was interviewed by german publication der spiegel, in which he sounded adamant. he was asked are are you going to run next year? he said i have not clearly decided. rather than he has to leave, he shouldn't run. whether the negotiations are constructive, if there's a chance of conthriving somethint- contriving in syria, that maybe a solution along these lines can be found. >> the threat of an attack pro
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